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Putnam Budget Committee Chair Introduces New Proposal

Putnam County Budget Committee Chair Ben Rodgers asked members to consider a new proposal Monday that includes employee raises but also cuts new employee positions. Rodgers shared a $4 million plan. A reoccurring $2 million dollars from sales tax revenue that would increase emergency service salaries by $5,000 and $3,000 for all other employees. “Here’s the thing,” Rodgers said. “For this ... Read More »

DeKalb Schools Proposed Budget Includes Focus On Employee Raises

Employee raises the focus for the DeKalb County School System’s new budget. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said that while the raises might not be as large as last year’s, they wanted to do something to make sure their employees were taken care of. The budget includes a proposed $2,000 increase for certified personnel and $1,000 increase for non-certified personnel. ... Read More »

White Co School Board Approves Budget With Raises

A three percent raise for support staff and a $1,000 increase for teacher salaries included in the some $34 million White County School Budget. McDonald said the teacher raises come from the state. The state increased the minimum salary to $40,000. “I think with the money that we have set aside in our general purpose school fund I think we ... Read More »

Full-Time Firefighters Approved In Baxter Budget

Three full-time firefighters the biggest change in Baxter’s 2023 fiscal year budget. The proposed total expenditures are set at some $2.8 million, a $1.1 million increase from 2022’s estimate. Fire Chief Matthew White: “Council decided earlier in the year that this would be one of their top priorities to do,” White said.  “Our call volume has increased over the last ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Committee Continues Budget Work

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Budget Committee will continue work for the new fiscal year Monday. Chair Ben Rogers is set to share suggestions as to how the county can lower requested expenditures. As it stands, the county is about $4.5 million in the hole. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Byrdstown Board of Aldermen ... Read More »

White Co BOE Adds Budget Talks To Committee Meetings

The White County Board of Education made some changes to its committee meetings that are held before official business Thursday. A motion was unanimously approved to add budget discussions to the work session prior to business. School Board Member Dewayne Howard introduced the idea for change at a previous school board meeting. “It’s nothing that I have any desire to ... Read More »

Putnam Budget Committee Reviews Penny Rate And Revenue Estimates

Putnam County Penny Rate values projected to increase property tax revenues for the county and the school system of some $800,000 each. The rate is the amount of money generated by a penny on a county’s property tax rate. Mayor Randy Porter told the Budget Committee Thursday night that the county property assessor projects about $220,000. “From prior years, we ... Read More »

Clay Commission Reviews Departmental Budgets, Include Two Percent Raise

No major budget changes projected for Clay County’s new fiscal year budget. During Monday night’s second budget work session, Finance Clerk Donna Hamilton reviewed the expenditures of the solid waste department and the sheriff’s department. She said that across all departments, most numbers stayed the same with regular increases. “The only in most of these department budgets are maintenance agreements ... Read More »

Cookeville Working On Retirement Benefits For Shelter Employees

The Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter anticipates city retirement benefits for its employees will not happen by the beginning of the new budget year. Questions arose at the latest Animal Control Board meeting on whether the shelter falls under the county or city. Director Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracey said the situation will likely not be resolved soon. “For the people that have been ... Read More »

Van Buren BOE Approves New Fiscal Year Budget

The Van Buren County School Board will send a budget to the county commission that contains restored funding for a pre-k classroom. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said some $100,000 of federal funding came back to the school system. “I had to go back and revise it last week, because voluntary pre-k,” Cole said. “We had funding for two classrooms ... Read More »